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Columbus Health Dept. to close some offices Friday

From the Columbus Department of Health

COLUMBUS, GA - On Friday, March 18th,  2011, the Columbus (Muscogee), Crisp, Macon, Marion, Quitman and Schley County Health Departments in the West Central Health District will be closed and employees required to take a day off without pay due to budget cuts. 

"Unfortunately, the health department continues to experience budget challenges and therefore the need for employee furlough days continue as well.

We regret any difficulty this one day a month closure may be causing the community. 

Public Health continues to strive to meet the needs of the public during challenging financial times." states Ed Saidla, District Program Manager. 

The Columbus Department of Public Health resides in the Health and Human Services Building located at 2100 Comer Avenue. 

Please note this facility houses multiple agencies. 

This notice of agency closure for the Health & Human Service Building pertains specifically to the Columbus Department of Public Health located on the 2nd floor.

This action is not something any of our Boards of Health take lightly and they understand that it affects our employees and the communities we serve. 

The agency closure schedule due to budget cuts for the next three months of 2011 for the Health Department's in the West Central Health District affected by budget cuts are as follows:

Closure Dates - Due to Budget Cuts/State Holiday

Friday, March 18, 2011       Closed Due to Budget Cuts
Friday, April 22, 2011         Closed Due to Budget Cut
Monday, April 25, 2011      State Holiday
Friday, May 27, 2011         Closed Due to Budget Cuts
Monday, May 30, 2011      State Holiday

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